The Antitrust Division Chief of Staff will take on a new post this month, a Justice Department spokeswoman told Main Justice.
Sharis Pozen will become the Antitrust Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Matters after Molly Boast steps down from that position Friday, DOJ spokeswoman Gina Talamona said. Boast has served almost two years as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. She hasn’t reached a decision on her plans for the future, the spokeswoman said.
Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney of the Antitrust Division announced Pozen’s new post at an American Bar Association brown bag lunch this week. Pozen has spent two years as Chief of Staff, and will continue in that role when she assumes her new responsibilities, Varney said.
Before joining the DOJ, Pozen was a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells) from 1995 to 2009, working in the law firm’s antitrust, competition and consumer-protection group. She also held various posts at the Federal Trade Commission from 1990 to 1995, including attorney adviser to Varney, who was a commissioner from 1994 to 1997.
She received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College in 1986 and her law degree from Washington University in 1989.
Varney also noted other recent Antitrust Division staff changes during the brown bag lunch.
In December, Patricia Brink became the Director of Civil Enforcement, which is a new position. Brink, who has spent more than two decades at the DOJ, previously served as the Deputy Director in the Antitrust Division’s Office of Operations.
John F. Terzaken III started as the Director of Criminal Enforcement in December 2010. He replaced Marc Siegel, who is now Chief Counsel for Criminal Litigation. Terzaken, who has spent eight years at the DOJ, previously was the Assistant Chief for the Antitrust Division’s National Criminal Enforcement Section.
Deirdre McEvoy became the Chief of the New York field office in December. She replaced Ralph Giordano, who became a Senior Counsel for Criminal Enforcement. McEvoy, a 10-year veteran of the DOJ, previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.